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The Compound Restaurant

4.6
1920 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Mark Kiffin, celebrated chef, owner, and author of the Compound Restaurant, has won the James Beard Foundation award as one of America's Best Chefs. The Compound is Santa Fe's premier restaurant with Chef Kiffin's acclaimed seasonal Contemporary American cuisine derived from Santa Fe's rich heritage of regional and Mediterranean influences. The New York Times, Gourmet magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Wine Spectator have all selected the Compound as Santa Fe's favorite. Equally impressive is the attentive, highly knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Chef Kiffin's menus focus on the exclusive changes in seasons such as hearty braised dishes in the fall and winter using apples, pears and cider from local harvests, osso bucco and porcini risotto while in spring and summer feature fresh local vegetables and naturally raised organic lamb and delectable strawberries.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Summer Hours: 5:30 - 10:30)
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Phone number
(505) 982-4353
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Kiffin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Paseo de Peralta
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Parking details
There is ample parking behind the restaurant and seasonal valet parking.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The picturesque gardens and elegant dining rooms of this historic place have been the backdrop to many special moments for our guests. Every event is brought to life through detailed planning for events with 10 to 250 guests.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Our last brunch of the year is on Mother's Day. Come spend an afternoon on the patio and let us do all the work!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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What 1920 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

I always get the stacked salad, and it is excellent. Most of all, the menu is reliable, if never changing, and a good place to take out of town friends.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic in all aspects
Great food
Great service
Second time there
Will go again

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our server was excellent. The green pea soup and sea bass were amazing. It was a quiet, mid week April night so the dining was lovely. It was a very nice evening.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Alaways a fantastic experience!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

A bit pricey, but the Compound always meets your expectation for outstanding food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The new seasonal items, specifically the roasted beet salad was to die for...our waiter, Shawn, was knowledgeable and witty. Made us feel right at home.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very fine food. A little buttoned up, but more fun if you can eat in the small bar. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

From the moment we entered this charming restaurant, we were treated royally! The staff is outstanding and the food and service were excellent. Definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Enjoyed our waitress. Her name is Perla. She knows everything about menu. She even gave me a happy birthday surprise. Please send her our thanks!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My guest were first timers to the compound and celebrating a work promotion

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch was lovely. We had a later reservation that day, 1;30 pm, the staff and kitchen had been serving for a couple of hours by then but our service and food was perfect. We highly recommend The Compound for Easter brunch.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday brunch .. the place was lively and
The food outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was delicious here however we were blown away with the service. Our waiter Sean was extremely friendly. It is a pleasure to be able to enjoy a wonderful meal out while it still having a comfortable relaxed dining experience

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wow! We were just passing through and took a chance on the Compound. We were SO pleased with the entire experience and Chef Mark is outstanding! Some of the best flavors we’ve experienced! We had five kids with us ages 11-2 and they were so accommodating, which was refreshing for a couple of foodies with our kids in tow. This was our highlight of Santa Fe!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Elegant dining experience with attentive service and excellent food. The salmon was particularly delicious served with a bed of savory grains served over a robust butternut squash purée. This dish was memorable, beautifully presented and prepared with care.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Fantastic! Our 4th time in 10 years and it is a classic that never gets old.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Delicious food starting with the bread and crisps! Everything was uniquely delicious. The Compound's own pastrami sandwich is a must for lunch. Best pastrami ever. Smoky, lean and very tender. Very comfortable restaurant. Lots of parking. Will definitely eat here again for dinner. Stopped here for lunch in between art galleries.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Wonderful lunch. Perfect service. Fine food. Have reservation for dinner in next few days. This restaurant ranks as one of the best, if not the best, in Santa Fe, NM.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Ambiance and food very good. Liked management walking around and talking to us. Good wine and my crab/lobster salad was ample.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great food great service

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We were at The Compound for my granddaughter's 18th birthday. Each of our four entrees were exceptionally delicious. My husband and I had the Osso Bucco, my daughter had the lobster pasta and my granddaughter had the filet mignon. We also loved the very simple butter lettuce salad with cherry tomatoes. We had a couple of appetizers, which we all shared. Our waitress was very attentive, as was her Mexican helper. He was so friendly and attentive to all our needs at the table. This was our first time for dinner at The Compound. We will definitely come back to try lunch on the patio this summer.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great location on the art gallery street of Santa Fe. The menu is creative, lovely presentation and delicious food. It is an upscale restaurant and it delivers.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food, service and ambiance were excellent. Thanks for providing a top-notch experience. The chicken schnitzel and potato & leek soup were delicious. The roasted banana dessert was a perfect ending to a special night.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Loved this restaurant! Delicious food and wonderful ambience!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We loved our visit to the Compound. We enjoyed appetizers, sides, main courses, and dessert, and it was all to die for. Our waiter, Sean, and his helper, Will, gave us excellent recommendations and made sure that we were happy through the whole meal. The manager that night, Chris, even checked in on our and other tables regularly to chat and give recommendations on other things to do in Santa Fe. The restaurant is cozy, tucked away off historic Canyon Road in Santa Fe. It was an intimate and comfortable setting that made for good conversation with companions and staff. The Compound is a must if you are looking for delicious comfort food in an upscale restaurant with excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The service and the food was so amazing! I felt at home with friends! I will be back next season yay!🍷😋☕️

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Excellent. Wait staff

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

This is such a lovely place for dinner! It’s well decorated, comfortable, and the food is great. Mauricio was an excellent waiter! Beef tenderloin was a standout, as was the grapefruit tart (both Mauricio’s suggestion), but other dishes on the menu sound amazing as well!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The Compound is still one of the best restaurants in Santa Fe, if not the best, after many years in business. My husband and I love their sweetbreads and pate and always find a main that is interesting and delicious. We drink wine by the glass because we like different wines and we find an adequate list of wines by the glass which is not very common in the restaurant world. The Compound is pricey but worth it. And on top of everything else they have plenty of parking.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

This is a very nice restaurant! The food actually reminded me of a cruise we took on the Rhone River in France - the cruise was for foodies and wine connoisseurs. We had a meal at the famous Paul Bocuse restaurant, and our meal at the Compound was similar; where you felt like every dish was cooked to perfection. That is high praise indeed. Also the dishes we had at the Compound- veal osso buco, sweetbreads, foie gras, duck breast - are not every day dishes, but very special! Every bite was utterly delicious, and so rich that we had to take some home. The leftovers made for a sumptuous breakfast!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The restaurant was very quiet due to it being Sunday evening and ski season has been so slow this year. Waiter was very attentive due to few diners. Food was excellent and well prepared.
We have been before when restaurant was busy and noise level was normal to slightly loud.
Excellent dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Eating at The Compound is like enjoying a Masters course in Fine Dining. Everything you experience from the second you walk in the door is supremely world class at the highest level. Chef Mark Kiffin and his staff do what they do almost effortlessly, yet graciously and with admirable tact. We enjoyed a multi course meal that left me speechless. The handmade pasta with fennel sausage was something that I could eat 7 days a week. The Pork Chop was the type of Chop that dreams are made of. My wife’s Filet was the example that great Filet’s are graded on. Then there’s those Onion Rings, for the love of all that is holy those rings will alter your life!! Dessert was stellar, fun and sophisticated. Those little chocolate balls still linger in my mind.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent food and really wonderful service. Quiet and comfortable without being stuffy.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Just a great restaurant. I have business lunches here as well as evening dinners. A very nice ambience and noise level and in the Spring/Summer they have a wonderful garden in the back with seating. Very cool. We keep going!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

One of the best restaurants anywhere, a friend and I always go here to catch up for lunch. Impeccable food, service, and the desserts are always something fabulous. The chicken schnitzel is to die for, though everything is delish. And save room for the pastry chef’s creations, always A+!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed The Compound. Lovely interior. Heavenly food: Tuna Tartare and Beef Tenderloin are amazing. Excellent service. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We tried The Compound for restaurant week. The food was excellent! The reason I rated it only 4 stars on value is because my entrée was the tenderloin stroganoff and it contained very small pieces of meat. I felt that there was not enough tenderloin to justify the price. But a delicious meal in a wonderful atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We love the Compound. We enjoy the warm manner in which we are greeted upon arrival, the friendly, extremely attentive, professional but never pretentious, wait staff, and the food.THE FOOD!! Depending on our mood, we can enjoy haute cuisine or a Kobe beef burger
with the best onion rings ever made. BEST EVER.
Cocktails and wine list is also just as superlative as you would want. We sampled a bunch of really Delish desserts that were a perfect complement to our meals. Don't wait. Go to the Compound now.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Not as good as usual...maybe because it was restaurant week. Didn’t get seated area requested.

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